evening: Wittering, 1993. Seventy five years after the formation
of the Royal Air Force, Michael Rondot now portrays the most
important new aircraft to enter RAF service, the night-attack
Harrier GR7. NIGHT ATTACK is published as a Single Limited
Edition fine art print countersigned by EIGHT distinguished
pilots associated with the Harrier in a unique tribute to
this remarkable aircraft in the RAF's 75th anniversary year.
print carries the original signature of three Chief Test Pilots
and three RAF Air Marshals closely associated with the Harrier.
The legendary test pilot AW 'Bill' Bedford OBE AFC, made the
first test flights of thc Hawker P1127, Kestrel and Harrier
aircraft.John Farley flew the first 'ski-jump' launches and
converted the initial USMC AV-8B Harrier pilots to the aircraft,
and Chris Roberts has led the Harrier II night-attack flight
trials at BAe Dunsfold.
Three of the RAF's highest ranking and most decorated officers
founding fathers of the Harrier Force.
Marshal Sir Kenneth Hayr commanded the first RAF Harrier Squadron
2nd 2001 Sir Kenneth was tragically killed at Biggin Hill
Air show in a Vampire.
A bad day for aviation RIP.
Air Vice-Marshal Peter Squire led No 1(F) Sqn during the Falklands
Air Marshal Dick Johns Commanded No 3(F) Sqn and the RAF Germany
the list of distinguished Harrier airmen's signatures are
Captain Pete Day, Officer Commanding RAF Wittering, and
Group Captain Chris Burwell, Officer Commanding No 1(F) Sqn.
Career details of the eight signatories are listed on the
certificates which accompany each print.
Bill Bedford OBE AFC FRAeS
Air Marshal Sir Kenneth Hayr KCB KBE AFC
Air Vice-Marshal Peter Squire DFC AFC
Air Marshal Dick Johns CB CBE LVO
Group Captain Pete Day AFC
Group Captain Chris Burwell MBE
print in the NIGHT ATTACK Limited Edition is individually
signed by the eight and numbered by the artist from the single
edition of 500 with 50 artist's proofs. Each print is stamped
with the Collectair seal and is issued with a signed and numbered
Certificate of Authentication to guarantee the edition size.
Remarqued prints, with an original pencil drawing of the Harrier
on the print border, and especially prized by collectors for
their personal touch and extreme rarity, are available at
extra charge to enhance the value of this strictly limited
size: 28 x 20ins approx
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